"Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone." — Gertrude Stein
I'm wishing you a very happy week of thanks giving with loved ones this long holiday weekend! I'm planning to turn off all the news and be thankful for the luxury of being able to tune it out for a while. Last night watching interviews with survivors of the Colorado Springs shooting was so mournful, thinking of the empty places at too many dinner tables this week. A tragedy is a reminder to not take anything or anyone for granted, hold our dear ones closer this week in thankfulness, and take all the opportunities to tell them how much we love them.
Here's another reminder... Are you someone who travels domestically using just your driver license as your photo ID to check in for flights? Then you need to get ready for the Real ID deadline, which was pushed back repeatedly over the last few years. The deadline is officially now May 23, 2023, which is closer than you think! CLICK HERE to find out how to update your license in your state.
While you're at it, check in on your passport expiration date too. It can definitely sneak up on you! Nine Muses Travel clients also receive reminders when it's time to renew their passports if we've booked international trips together. If your passport's sudden expiration catches you off guard and you need help expediting a renewal, contact G3 Global Services for help.
Speaking of reminders, this one's a heads up for a new deadline to keep in mind: November 2023. That's when the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) goes into effect - a new visa waiver required by citizens of the U.S. (and others) to enter one of the 26 European Schengen countries (essentially the same as the 27 countries in the European Union itself). The application costs only €7 and takes about 10 minutes to complete with approval immediately or within a few hours, and then the visa waiver is valid for three years. CLICK HERE to read all about it. Since I made my first booking for 2024 yesterday, these 2023 deadlines seem closer than before!
How about some news for 2025? Australian airline Qantas recently shared designs for brand new first-class suites on nonstop flights from New York to Australia. Each of the six suites will have its own privacy door, lounge chair that reclines, an entirely separate flat bed, a wardrobe for each passenger, 32-inch screen, and more. CLICK HERE to check out renderings and read more about plane amenities like the wellness area.
And then for 2026... just kidding! Nine Muses Travel will be here for all your world wanderings for 2023 and beyond.... Happy Thanksgiving, Musers!
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